EV, Hybrids & Charging Infrastructure

March 2023
onsemi Develops IGBT FS7 Switch Platform with Leading Performance for Industrial Markets

Asif Jakwani, senior vice president and general manager of the Advanced Power Division, On Semi

­onsemi announced a new range of ultra-efficient 1200 V insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) that minimize conduction and switching losses at a performance level that is industry-leading in the market. Intended to enhance efficiency in fast switching applications, the new devices will be primarily us
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Date:
03/29/2023
The Tantalizing Potential for GaN in Electric Vehicle Power Electronics

Material properties of GaN & SiC relative to Si. Source: IDTechEx

­As electric vehicle (EV) power electronics undergoes a paradigm shift towards wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors, it is clear that silicon carbide (SiC) is becoming the material of choice, while gallium nitride (GaN) is often shoe-boxed into telecommunications or optoelectronics applications. In part, this is
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Date:
03/24/2023
SiC Delivers Next-Generation Efficiency and Sustainability

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Figure 1: SiC devices offer superior properties to legacy silicon, including higher efficiency, faster switching speeds, and exceptional thermal dissipation

­Silicon carbide (SiC) is a critically important technology as high-power, high-speed applications test the limits of conventional silicon. Next-generation systems not only continue to push the boundaries of performance and capability, but also disrupt and replace systems that burn fossil fuels (e.g. transportation, el
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Date:
03/01/2023
GaN-Based Design of a 2 kW 48 V/12 V Bi-Directional Power Module for 48 V Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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Figure 1: Simplified schematic diagram of the bi-directional converter

­The hybrid vehicle market has more than doubled from 2017 from 2.0% to 5.1% and by 2025, one of every 10 vehicles sold worldwide is projected to be a 48 V mild hybrid. 48 V systems boost fuel efficiency, deliver four times the power without increasing engine size, and reduce carbon-dioxide emissions without in
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Date:
03/01/2023

 


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